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Is Bannon's Time Over? Trump Distances Himself From Chief Strategist Is Bannon's Time Over? Trump Distances Himself From Chief Strategist
- April 13, 2017

President Donald Trump did not give a definitive answer when asked by the New York Post on Tuesday whether he still has confidence in his chief strategist, Steve Bannon. But Bannon clashed with the wrong person, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. And now it appears that President Donald Trump is taking sides. Trump and Bannon had known each other for five years when the Republican candidate, a month after accepting the nomination, hired the Breitbart executive as his campaign CEO. (more...)
Trump says 'I like Steve' Bannon; won't definitively say he has confidence Trump says 'I like Steve' Bannon; won't definitively say he has confidence
- April 13, 2017

Bush advisor Elliott Abrams is offering some unsolicited advice for President Trump: Dump Steve Bannon as chief political strategist. Speaking to Michael Goodwin of the New York Post , President Trump appeared to downplay his relationship with Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon . (more...)
Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea
- April 13, 2017

Kim was murdered around midmorning on February 13, when Malaysian police say two women smeared super toxic VX nerve agent on his face at the budget terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The three men left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on Thursday on a flight that also carried the body of Kim Jong Nam. An Indonesian and a Vietnamese woman have been charged killing him but they are regarded by South Korea and the United States as pawns in an operation carried out by North Korea. (more...)
Hungary's president signs bill aimed at Soros-founded school Hungary's president signs bill aimed at Soros-founded school
- April 13, 2017

The approval Monday by President Janos Ader came less than a day after tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Budapest against the legislation, which is seen as targeting Central European University. Domestic opponents of the new law, which on Sunday triggered some of the largest demonstrations against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's seven-year rule, view it as part of a wider crackdown on dissent and a drift towards Russian Federation. (more...)
Industrial Production in Bulgaria Up and Down in EU Industrial Production in Bulgaria Up and Down in EU
- April 13, 2017

India's industrial production contracted by 1.2 percent in February due to poor performance manufacturing sector coupled with decrease in output of capital goods, as per data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO). The annual increase strengthened to 1.2% from 0.2% previously, although this was notably lower than the expected figure of 2.0%. "But we may expect a pick up in March especially for durable goods ...we believe that until consumer demand picks up leading to better capacity ... (more...)
Iran's Former President Has Registered To Run For Office Again
- April 13, 2017

Ahmadinejad's two consecutive terms (2005-2013), the so-called "Ahmadinejad era", were characterized by bad governance, suspected financial irregularities, heavy market intervention, and data rigging. Under the nuclear deal , Iran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of global sanctions. Airplane manufacturers Airbus and Boeing Co. (more...)
Fierce clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon Fierce clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon
- April 13, 2017

NNA said the fighting led to the closure of a main highway linking the port city of Sidon with southern Lebanon. Located southeast of Lebanon's coastal city of Sidon, Ain al-Hilweh is now home to more than 100,000 Palestinian refugees, many of whom came to the camp after fleeing the conflict in next-door Syria. (more...)
Ugandan academic charged for criticising president on Facebook Ugandan academic charged for criticising president on Facebook
- April 13, 2017

Nyanzi wrote on Facebook. Nyanzi would appear in court on Monday in Kampala on charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication, under a 2011 law governing computer misuse in the country. THE Ugandan government is under pressure to release a staunch critic of President Yoweri Museveni and the First Lady for failure to provide sanitary pads to schoolgirls. (more...)
'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade
- April 12, 2017

In a separate interview, Tillerson told CBS' Face the Nation: "President Xi clearly understands, and I think agrees, that the situation has intensified and has reached a certain level of threat that action has to be taken". "To that end", he said, "we will pursue economic engagement with China that prioritises the economic well-being of the American people". He often has relied on his flexibility as a way to reassure Americans that some of his more unconventional and controversial proposals ... (more...)
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, ousts cabinet South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, ousts cabinet
- April 12, 2017

The South African rand was one of the top three emerging market currencies past year and in early 2017, enjoying a 12.6 percent surge against the greenback in 2016 outpaced only by Brazil's real and Russia's ruble. Zuma and his allies have been accused by opponents and some senior ANC members of corruption and links with the wealthy Indian Gupta family. In a statement, Zuma said he had decided to make changes to the National Executive in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. (more...)
Abe praises Trump's security commitment after call on Syria, North Korea
- April 12, 2017

North Korea denounced Thursday's attack as an act of "intolerable aggression" and one that justified "a million times over" the North's push toward a credible nuclear deterrent. The first and most controversial course of action under consideration is placing USA nuclear weapons in South Korea. On a question about whether a pre-emptive USA strike on the North will be in breach of the 1973 Armistice Agreement, the official said he would not talk about a "hypothetical" matter. (more...)
North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified
- April 12, 2017

He did not elaborate on the progress or the problems. There seems to have been no progress, however, in their discussions on North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, which Trump and his aides had said would be a top agenda item. Trump has accepted Xi's invitation to make a state visit to China, Tillerson added, but he gave no other details. But Trump's flexibility means there are no guarantees that he's prepared to fully abandon his efforts to forge a partnership with Russian ... (more...)
Donald Trump, Xi Jinping announce plan to avoid trade row Donald Trump, Xi Jinping announce plan to avoid trade row
- April 12, 2017

Observers have said there is a pressing need for the armed forces of China and the U.S. to step up communication as the United States sends more military vessels to the disputed East and South China seas. Syria denies it carried out the attack. "We have engaged in deeper understanding, and have built a trust", he said. "Why have you attacked the Syrian army which is at war with terrorists?" It was the first direct USA assault on the Russian-backed government of Bashar al-Assad in six ... (more...)
North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable' North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'
- April 12, 2017

A senior intelligence official told the network that he doubted US and China could find a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Trump tweeted Saturday that "It was a great honor to have President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan of China as our guests in the United States ". (more...)
Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
- April 12, 2017

The fanfare over the summit on Thursday was overshadowed by another pressing foreign policy issue: the USA response to a deadly poison gas attack in Syria. Xi thanked Trump for his hospitality and said the meeting had served the objective of advancing the U.S. Xi agreed with his United States counterpart. (more...)
Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest
- April 11, 2017

At least 17 people were treated for injuries, according to Ramon Muchacho, a Caracas-area mayor where the demonstration took place. Earlier Thursday, protesters chanting "No more dictatorship!" hurled stones at National Guard riot police who blocked them from marching on central Caracas. (more...)
Grand National hero Derek Fox: I still can't believe it
- April 11, 2017

Cause of Causes , 16-1, finished second with Saint Are , 25-1, and 8-1 pre-race favourite Blaklion third and fourth respectively. The 6900m contest, which features 30 fences, saw all 40 starters safely through the race, with 19 finishing the course - and One For Arthur ($15), winning by 4.5 lengths from Cause Of Causes ($17), who is trained by National-winning horseman Gordon Elliott. (more...)
Russian investigators confirm identity of metro bomber
- April 11, 2017

The Investigative Committee said in a statement that Djalilov "carried out an explosion" in the carriage of a train travelling between two busy stations on Monday afternoon. "The recent tragic events in St Petersburg are the best confirmation of this". Earlier state media reports quoted law enforcement sources saying the device had been hidden in a fire extinguisher and was larger than the one that exploded. (more...)
Stockholm Truck Attacker Identified as Reported ISIS Sympathizer, Denied Residency in Sweden Stockholm Truck Attacker Identified as Reported ISIS Sympathizer, Denied Residency in Sweden
- April 11, 2017

But no group has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack and no motive is known. The suspected truck driver is a 39-year-old Islamic State sympathizer from Uzbekistan, according to local media reports . Victims of the attack are remembered with trbutes along a fence near Ahlens on Saturday. . The suspect was detained Friday in Marsta, about 25 miles north of Stockholm near the city's main global airport. (more...)
Criminal case judge fatally shot outside his Chicago home Criminal case judge fatally shot outside his Chicago home
- April 11, 2017

Authorities gather outside a home on the South Side of Chicago, Monday morning, April 10, 2017 , after Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home. "You have our word that we will not let Judge Myles' life be lost in vain, and we will hold his killer accountable", said Navarro at a press conference on Monday morning. (more...)